About 10 days back, we celebrated our first birthday for this blog. And in typical us, slapdash and hurried fashion, we completely failed to time our celebration posts at all reasonably. So, if you’re wondering why this great big thank you post is coming last, a good week after our actual blogiversary. Well. Yeah. Just pretend like we didn’t confess to how unprofessional this whole operation is. (Spoiler alert: adulthood is not fun, do not grow up kids!)
Anyway. Before we start this post, here’s a reminder of the guests we’ve featured over the past week!
🌻 Shri wrote about coming to terms with being bi. 🌻
🌻 Gabhi wrote about her experiences with coming out. 🌻
🌻 Amrita wrote about finding representation in Malinda Lo’s books. 🌻
🌻 Kayla wrote about the importance of found family & background LGBT characters. 🌻
🌻 Lou wrote about finding the right person to create comics with. 🌻
Firstly, we want to say a massive thanks to all of you. You are literally the reason why we are still doing this, you are what keeps us going. There can never be enough sources to look for LGBT media & were extremely happy that Reads Rainbow became one for you all.
Apart from monthly lists of new releases, we do all kinds of posts, including rec lists, reviews, discussions… Now that we’ve been doing that for a whole year, we wanted to share some that we’re the most fun for us to write!
And since this is an LGBT media blog, we couldn’t really celebrate an anniversary without letting you guys know what books & movies & shows we loved the most this past year! Personally I made it harder for myself and only chose things I read/watched for the first time, but I think Charlotte was a bit more lenient with her picks. Which really only shows how much she loves them… (Anna says “lenient”, I say I’ve only watched about 5 LGBT films and TV shows total in the past year…)
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal el-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
And, finally, another big thank you, for all your support!